GT adding a good walk on

Minawreck

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I think the walk-on route is one that could pay dividends for us. With all the talent there is in GA, the Hope Scholarship, and our propensity to give walk-ons opportunities and scholarships eventually...it makes sense for us to encourage walk-ons throughout the state.

Why play at Kennesaw, Georgia State, or Georgia Southern for free when you can come to GT on basically a half scholarship and be given a chance on the team?
 

Techster

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Good looking athlete. Did he turn down lower level schools to walk on with us? That kid is an obvious college level player...Coach Bo at KSU could use a kid like that to build the program.

That play at the 1:28 mark is pretty nifty.

Who's their QB? Looked smooth running a similar offense to ours.
 

GTJackets

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Doesn't happen often that I see someone from the old hometown choose GT. Snatched from the gates of hell. Good luck kid. Looks like he could be a good pickup for us. The next Godhigh?

Wonder if we still have The Dupree Foundation in affect in Madison? Not that Madison puts out a lot of high-level athletes (BJ Elder is the only one I can remember), but that could help for walkons.
 

GT_B

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He's not the smoothest runner but when he gets the edge...Look out! He has incredibly deceptive speed. His straight line speed is awesome for his size.
 

Squints

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I think the walk-on route is one that could pay dividends for us. With all the talent there is in GA, the Hope Scholarship, and our propensity to give walk-ons opportunities and scholarships eventually...it makes sense for us to encourage walk-ons throughout the state.
I agree with you. And yet there are some on here that think giving scholarships to walk-ons are a total waste. I don't get it.
 

Techster

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I agree with you. And yet there are some on here that think giving scholarships to walk-ons are a total waste. I don't get it.
PJ Daniels
Sean Bedford
Robby Godhigh
Tim Byerly

Anyone want to argue we wasted schollys on those guys?
 

GT_Johnnybodkin

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PJ Daniels
Sean Bedford
Robby Godhigh
Tim Byerly

Anyone want to argue we wasted schollys on those guys?
I couldn't agree more. Walk-on's have been a key part of our program over the last 5 years. Plus I love the notion of rewarding hard-working student athletes that chose to come to Tech for presumably the right reasons.
 

collegeballfan

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Good hands, can run the ball (excellent balance) in our offense and can play in the secondary. What's not to like?

Was he an invited walk-on?
 
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